by Barca Blog
Recap: [E6] Georgia 77, [W3] Arkansas 64
AP - Trey Thompkins had 23 points and 14 rebounds, and Georgia beat Arkansas 77-64 in the opening round of the SEC Tournament on Thursday night. Read More
Arkansas coach John Pelphrey on the future:
"I think that we've had a chance to get better in a lot of areas in terms of how hard we work, understanding of being a basketball team, work ethic ... But we're nowhere near where we're going to be, make no mistake about that. It's going to be special on the floor. It's going to continue to grow and be special off the floor. That's what's exciting."
UGA's Trey Thompkins on the Vanderbilt matchup:
"Vanderbilt is a great team. We understand we're going to have to come with every punch we have because they're going to play us hard. Right now we're going to focus on them when we get back to the hotel as a team. We'll address that later on. But as of right now, as a team, all we know is we're going to have to come to play just as hard as we played tonight."
*The Bulldogs secured their first win outside of the state of Georgia this season.
*Georgia owned a 45-28 advantage in rebounds and a 19-9 advantage in second-chance points.
*The Razorbacks experienced their worst 3-point shooting performance of the year in the loss (1-for-12).
Georgia moves on the face East No. 2 seed Vanderbilt at 8:45 p.m. CT Friday night. For complete coverage of the tournament, go to SECsports.com.